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Saturday, March 31, 2012

It's hard to believe, but there are lots of young people out there who have no idea what a clothes line is, or what it is used for. Today it's perma-press. Take the clothes out of the washer, throw them in the electric dryer, and bingo, dry clothes, most of them ready to wear.

Mom might throw a scented sheet in with the clothes so they come out of the dryer smelling "outdoors fresh."

That wasn't always the case.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

It's hard to believe this is the first weekend of spring, after we have been experiencing spring-like weather for the past several weeks. But nobody seems to be complaining except the ski enthusiasts. Today I thought I'd fill you with some facts that probably won't enhance your life a single bit. But it's something to read and think about over your morning coffee.

Did you know that ...

– "Stewardesses" is the longest word typed with only the left hand.

And "lollipop" is the longest word typed with your right hand.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

By Bob urban

burban@tnonline.com

A happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone. But go easy on the green beer today. Keep the day festive, but don't go overboard.

But before you start celebrating, how about giving your brain a morning workout. Try to solve this teaser.

See if you can determine what these seven words all have in common. ( No, I didn't get it right).

1. Banana

2. Dresser

3. Grammar

4. Potato

5. Revive

6. Uneven

7. Assess

Answer:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

March Madness now the real basketball season begins. Fill in your brackets, fans, and good luck.

We all lose an hour's sleep tonight (don't forget to turn those clocks ahead one hour), but it will be worth it to enjoy that extra hour of daylight in the evening. I like Daylight Savings Time.

I'm thinking, if we can get through two more weeks, this might be a winter for the record books, with the least amount of snow ever. I'm not complaining.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm proud to say, my two-year-old grandson, Sean James Urban, knows his alphabet. He can sing the alphabet song from A to Z, and then he gives me a big smile like he just accomplished something special, which he did.

His mother, a teacher, and his father, a man of words, work hard with him teaching him to communicate. So does my wife, who babysits him on days when his mother is busy teaching high school students.

A is for apple, and B is for boat.We all know the routine.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

As tragic as Whitney Houston's sudden death was, I thought the national media overplayed the story. I counted four different TV networks broadcasting her funeral service Saturday, and her demise dominated the national news all week. American soldiers are dying almost every day in Afghanistan. Yet those tragedies don't get one percent of the attention that the singer, whose life was dominated by self-induced alcohol and drug problems, received.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

Football season has only been over for two weeks, but I already miss it. Good news, however, is that next week pitchers and catchers will be reporting for spring training. Baseball will be here soon.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

You never know where or when life's next lesson will come from. In this case, it came in an email, from a loyal reader. It's worth reading, and worth absorbing. I'm not sure who wrote it originally, but it makes good sense.

The Mayonnaise Jar

When things in your life seem almost too much to handle,

When 24 hours in a day is not enough;

Remember the mayonnaise jar and two cups of coffee.

A professor stood before his philosophy class

and had some items in front of him.

When the class began, wordlessly,

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lovers of the English language might enjoy this ..The guy who sent it to me surely did.

There is a two-letter word that perhaps has more meanings than any other two-letter word, and that is 'UP.'

It's easy to understand UP, meaning toward the sky or at the top of the list, but when we awaken in the morning, why do we wake UP ?

At a meeting, why does a topic come UP?

Why do we speak UP and why are the officers UP for election and why is it UP to the secretary to write UP a report?

We call UP our friends.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

By BOB URBAN

rurban@tnonline.com

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9, (NIV)

Here are some thoughts sent on by a loyal reader.

Living on Earth is expensive,

but it does include a free trip

around the sun every year.

How long a minute is

depends on what side of the

bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you;

the more you have,

the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you

didn't even know you left open.